Desire and Skill

Desire and Skill play the leading roles in decisions that determine the placement and advancement of individuals in both education and work. For education, desire would determine a great amount of the subjects that children and adults learn in schools. While certain core subjects would likely always need to be taught, even these could be made more interesting given an individual's interests. An example might be using sports as a vehicle for teaching mathematics to a young boy who loves sports (count the baseballs, how many innings in a game, etc.). The skill of each child (and adult) would determine the rate of advancement in each subject area learned, rather than being based on age. More information on this is in the Education? page.

In the work of adults, it would be much the same process. Where you would like to work would largely determine what type of work you do. While it would be impossible to provide everyone with their 'dream job', everyone would have the opportunity to at least work in the same area. (Also please note that 'work' in a Technocracy may mean somewhat different things than it does today. See this page for more information.) How far one could advance would be based strictly on skill and performance, rather than on popularity, bribes, or favoritism.

Click on the links above for more information on specific ideas, or click on the links below for longer explanations of how this works.

For more information on how promotions and demotions work in a Technate, click here(external link).

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